Abandoned dinosaur book on 23rd and Valencia

In case you missed yesterday’s news, two San Francisco juveniles were charged yesterday in the September shooting at Papa Potrero’s Pizza at 24th Street and Potrero Avenue.

Mission Loc@l recently did an in-depth look at the life of one of the two men who were murdered and those who knew him best.

Also, the San Francisco Arts Commission wanted to get the word out about a funding opportunity: Been thinking about an art project that supports Native American arts and culture? Now’s your chance to support the community and potentially be awarded grants up to $15,000.

Hurry, though. The deadline for applications is Feb. 3 and optional narrative drafts are due on Jan. 15. Check out their page for more details and workshop times.

Tablehopper announced yesterday that two restaurants are gearing up to open their doors in the next week: Mission Minis will be up first, whipping up cupcakes on 22nd at Capp starting Jan. 8 and Rosamunde will be serving up sausages on Mission at 24th starting Jan. 11. Something that isn’t a taqueria or café? You bet.

While we’re looking ahead, make plans to avoid — or join — a no-pants crowd on BART and Muni at 3 p.m. on Jan. 10.  Thanks, helenesf.

If you plan to drive to avoid the public transit mayhem, make sure you watch out for sinkholes, like this one on 24th Street that a pretzel truck found itself stuck in. While the pavement itself is a couple inches thick, apparently the hole goes down as far as three feet.

That would be pretty devastating for a bicyclist — especially one of cycling fame like Gary Fisher, who was reportedly at Bender’s last night, according to Kevin Montgomery.

Someone posted this “please take one” sign with a nice message.  I kind of wish I’d seen it myself — while in the company of a few people who are glued to their fancy pants smart phones. I, on the other hand, don’t have much of a choice to be married to my phone since it doesn’t even have a camera function built in.

What I did see while taking a stroll on Valencia last night was a nondescript dinosaur book on top of one those electrical power boxes. If you’re walking around Valencia and 23rd Street and you’re a little taller than me — and less of a germaphobe — indulge yourself in a quick read.

Also, don’t forget today is the Feast of the Epiphany — a Christian holy day celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men. For Christians and non-Christians alike, today marks the end of the Christmas season, so make sure to throw out your trees and take down your lights if you haven’t done so yet.

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Kimberly is currently a journalism major and business minor at San Francisco State University. Come May 2010, she will be moving on to bigger and better things, i.e. living and breathing journalism, not just studying it. But for now you can usually find her at City Hall every Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meetings. Having lived her entire life in San Francisco, she itches to travel far and wide, most likely to be convinced that every other city and town pales in comparison.

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